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Calaveras County Museum Complex

30 N Main Street, San Andreas, CA
209-754-1058
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Type: Museums
Traveler Description: The Calaveras County Museum in San Andreas houses an extremely interesting collection of exhibits and artifacts detailing the history of this part of... more »
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San Francisco, CA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Loved this gem of a museum complete with Black Bart's jail cell. There are lots of tatty museums around but this one is real and gives you a good sense of history.

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Sonora, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

to see the history of California in such an up close and personal way. Great for kids of all ages. A good one time experience.

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Oakdale, California, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

On the second floor is truly one of the largest and best, most interesting history museums I have ever seen anywhere. Room after room of fascinating things with great description cards telling really interesting stories of early California, and the fascinating people, buildings, things, gold mining, outlaws, and sheriffs of the 1800s. There are whole rooms set up to show... More

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

This is a very well laid out small museum. It provides a great overview and explanation of the history of the Gold Rush region. We have seen a lot of small regional and county museums -- highly recommend this one to travelers in the area.

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Sammamish, WA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

The town takes pride in their museum, they have 2 large buildings filled with historical items donated by many members of the town. The docents were a wealth of information and were eager to share their town's history. You will find out about the great gold rush, the tools they used and all you ever wanted to know about mining.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012 via mobile

I love this museum,especially the jail!! When i first saw the place I got the creeps(in a good way) because it's a ln old jail!! It was very thrilling. I think more people should go there!!

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Wasilla, Alaska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

The self paced tour is worth the time spent. Great exhibits on the way life was for those that built California. Good representation of the Native and Chinese cultures as well. The main museum is housed in the old courthouse and jail itself a historical building.

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Oregon Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2011

The Calaveras County Museum in San Andreas is well worth a visit. It houses an extremely interesting collection of exhibits and artifacts detailing the history of this part of California - the Gold Country! You enter the museum through the imposing doors of the 1893 Hall of Records. These doors are 16 feet tall and made out of solid iron.... More

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